Live from Grant Park | Vinay Parameswaran conducts Music of the Silver Screen

Wednesday at 8:00 pm, guest conductor Vinay Parameswaran leads the Grant Park Orchestra in your favorite works composed for the movies.


Chicago stages drive-through Wagner in underground garage

The production is called “Twilight: Gods" and comes a year after Lyric Opera's production of the complete Ring cycle was scuttled by the pandemic.

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Ivry Gitlis, a violinist who spanned genres, dies at 98

The acclaimed violinist played with famed conductors, rock stars, and jazz bands around the world.

KAIA String Quartet Wishes You a Happy Holiday

Chicago’s own KAIA String Quartet plays an original medley to wish you happy holidays. Wearing masks, the ensemble recorded the performance — especially for WFMT — from the Fulton Street Collective.

Avalon String Quartet Honors Beethoven 250 with a Dynamic Performance

On the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven's birth, the Avalon String Quartet gave a deft and passionate performance of one of Beethoven's finest chamber works.

Beethoven’s Top 10 Works

As we celebrate Beethoven's 250th birthday, WFMT looks back on the eminent composer's most important works. Here is our ranking of Beethoven's top 10 most important compositions.

Celebrate Beethoven 250 with a Beautiful Biographical Film

As the world celebrates the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven, stream the film that traces the young Ludwig, known to family and friends as “Louis,” in his journey from a musical prodigy to an eminent composer.

What Are Shape Notes? Jeannette Sorrell of Apollo’s Fire Explains

Although shape notes were introduced in 18th-century England, this unique musical notation found popularity in the United States: first in New England and later in the American South. It’s recently experienced a renaissance of sorts...

Video | Ascendant Violinist Joshua Brown Plays Debussy, Wieniawski, and Clara Schumann

With collaborative pianist Milana Pavchinskaya, Brown gave a sensitive, engrossing performance to an empty audience in the Chicago Cultural Center.

National Museum of African American Music to open next month

News outlets report the National Museum of African American Music will host a socially distanced ribbon cutting on Jan. 18 when it formally opens.

2020’s 8 Best Classical Christmas Albums

Every year, the holiday season brings a new assortment of fabulous and festive Christmas albums.

NY Philharmonic musicians agree to 4 years of wage cuts

The New York Philharmonic, silenced from performances at Lincoln Center since March by the novel coronavirus pandemic, has agreed to a four-year labor contract with its musicians through Sept. 20, 2024...

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